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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
been many authorities, the royal college of physicians in u.k., for example, and they say it's somewhere between 99% to 90% less harmful than smoking. and i do agree with that. that's the ballpark. >> fagerstrom says snus is automatically less harmful because there's no smoke and no inhaling, the cause of most tobacco-related disease. let's say i'm a smoker and i quit and i go to snus. >> yes. >> what have i eliminated in terms of harm for myself? >> it doesn't have any impact on the respiratory airways, eh? it may not cause any cancer at all, except for a possibility that it might slightly increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, which is not a very common cancer. >> no, but it's a pretty deadly one. does it create more pancreatic cancer than smoking? >> no, smoking has a higher risk. so still it is even on pancreatic cancer, it is a reduced risk. >> he says snus, which has the same level of nicotine as cigarettes, may raise blood pressure, but doesn't cause heart disease. what about mouth, the gums, oral cancer? >> the funny thing is that with the swedish sort of snus, it ha
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